Search More

Locations

Philippe - Closed

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056 | Galleria | 713-439-1000

Location Description:

The eponymous Philippe belongs to one of Houston's most enduringly popular chefs, the French-born Philippe Schmit, who chose the glitzy Galleria area for his upscale French-esque brasserie. Schmit is fond of both his French roots and his adopted home of Texas, which shows in the menu: It ranges between the French and the Texan, with frequent layovers around the Mediterranean basin. The two-story restaurant itself is similarly tumultuous, a charmingly jumbled mix of old-world glamor and steely industrial flare. Try Schmit's twists on old favorites like "pigs in a blanket" and drunken foie gras to see the restaurant really shine, or indulge in a Cowboy burger during the extremely affordable weekday lunches. Downstairs, sommelier extraordinaire Vanessa Treviño Boyd has turned the casual lounge space into one of the better wine bars in town, with a staggering 80 selections by the glass.


Related Stories (58)

Details

  • Cuisine(s): French, New American
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Wed 5:30pm-11:30pm, Thu-Sat 5:30pm-1am
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Dressy
  • Features: Takeout

Related Stories

  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    After abruptly parting ways from his eponymous restaurant last September and triumphantly returning to the kitchen in March for a pop-up foie gras dinner at Kris Bistro, chef Philippe Schmit...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    Last week ended with sad news when local baker, Jody Stevens, lost her home in a fire. Thankfully she was not at her home during the fire, but she lost everything inside her home, including...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    As May quickly approaches, we gear up to welcome several highly anticipated restaurants. But, before we get to that news, let's take a look at two notable shutters. River Oaks and Upper...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    On Monday, March 10, Batanga will host a Saint Arnold Beer Dinner featuring five beers from the brewery. This $60 event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a "Meet & Greet" over cod fritters, mushroom...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    After Chef Philippe Schmit left his namesake restaurant, Philippe, back in September, the chef de cuisine at the time, Manuel Pucha, took the reins as executive chef. Now, Philippe's name...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    A mere week and a half after chef Jose Hernandez announced he was leaving La Balance Cuisine, the French restaurant he opened in Katy in mid-August, On the Mark Communications announced that...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    In an effort to kick Christmas's ass, I have been doing a lot of shopping during the past two weeks; before that, we spent about three weeks shopping for furniture for our new house. My...
  • Eating Our Words: Wine Time
    It can be complicated and difficult to properly pair wines with the Thanksgiving dinner. You have so many different types of dishes -- spicy, sweet, savory -- and with so many different...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    Philippe Schmit's sudden departure from his eponymous restaurant, Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, left many wondering: What is going to happen to a restaurant named Philippe when Philippe...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    A very special guest is coming to town on Monday, November 4. Edouard Moueix, of the Moueix family (owner of several Right Bank chateaux in Bordeaux and Dominus Estate in Napa Valley), will...
  • Eating Our Words: Wine Time
    For decades, the Houston wine scene has been dominated by the California powerhouse: "California Chardonnay," "Napa Cab" and "Merlot" (in quotes because it denotes Merlot from California)...
  • Eating Our Words: Food Fight
    Yesterday we told you about Esquire's list of the best new restaurants in the U.S. for 2013. And we lamented the fact that, while two Dallas restaurants made the cut, no Houston eateries...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    It was a slow week for openings and closings. Let's take a quick look at which restaurants closed before we dive into the openings. Hollister on Washington suddenly closed after being open...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    It's easy to get a tuna salad sandwich or a BLT these days, but sometimes you want something different, something, well, just more. I recently set out to locate the tastiest and most...
  • Eating Our Words: News
    Apparently California, more specifically Los Angeles, is ahead of the culinary curve. Ray's & Stark Bar recently created the most extensive (and probably the only) water menu with the first...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    In just a couple of weeks, Houston Restaurant Weeks will begin, but to get your stomachs prepared for the exceptional grub you will feast on for the entire month of August, you can celebrate...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Around the World in 80 Sips @ Minute Maid Park Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 501 Crawford Street For the second year, Bottlenotes presents Around the World in 80 Sips where you will have the...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Five courses, five sommeliers, two bartenders and a Master Chef of France. As far as wine dinners go, last week's Guest Sommelier Wine Dinner at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge was nothing...
  • Eating Our Words: Leftovers
    B4ttlesong: "I was lecturing John Letoto about the virtues of getting completely wasted, every once in a while," begins sommelier Justin Vann in his latest philosophical post on B4ttlesong....
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    After a highly successful guest sommelier series at Phil's Wine Lounge, wine whiz Vanessa Treviño Boyd is raring to go again. This time, the Philippe sommelier is hosting a new summer series...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    It's Monday night, a night when I'm usually at home, puttering around the kitchen making something for myself while watching The Bachelor or Dancing with the Stars or whatever reality TV...
  • Eating Our Words: Dining Deals
    With the Rodeo headed to town starting this weekend, plenty of local restaurants are featuring dining deals all season long. We've rounded up some of the biggest steals below, many of which...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Our grand tasting event -- Menu of Menus -- is coming up on April 9 and we want you, our loyal readers, to be the first to get discounted tickets this year. We are offering a semi-private...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    It's exciting to run across a well-priced favorite on a restaurant's wine list, or to discover something new as you dig through its pages. But there's more to making a world-class wine list...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    In case you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year. And in next week's print edition, our own Christina Uticone will have a round-up of all the Valentine's Day dinner...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    The brand-new Phil's Wine Lounge downstairs at Philippe is breaking in its boots by launching a Guest Sommelier Series starting February 6. Hosted by Vanessa Trevino Boyd -- resident...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    Shopping for family, sending gifts to loved ones afar and decorating the house with an obnoxious amount of holiday decor tends to build quite a lot of stress each Christmas. So, we all love...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    Shopping for family, sending gifts to loved ones afar and decorating the house with an obnoxious amount of holiday decor tends to build quite a lot of stress each Christmas. So, we all love...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful...
  • Art Attack: Style/Fashion
    Sweet Jesus, it's almost Christmas. Pun intended. Thanksgiving is Thursday, people, which means Black Friday is Friday, which means the shopping begins -- unless you're my mother, in which...
  • Eating Our Words: Season's Eating
    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful...
  • Eating Our Words: Top 10
    Long the bastion of boring chain restaurants and overly expensive hot spots, the Galleria has seen a resurgence in the past few years when it comes to food. Chef-owned-and-driven restaurants...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    The prix-fixe, or set menu, is a time-honored tradition that originated in France. Pronounced pree-fiks, it's usually a three-course menu with appetizer, entree, and dessert, and the great...
  • Eating Our Words: Leftovers
    Eater Houston: I've been enjoying Eater's recent series "Front and Center," in which front-of-house industry professionals are spotlighted for their vital efforts in making a dining...
  • Eating Our Words: 100 Favorite Dishes
    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    When we think of French dining in Houston, the following three chefs should assuredly come to mind: David Denis, Jean-Philippe Guy and Philippe Schmit. David Denis has made a name for...
  • Eating Our Words: Sweets
    I say "cold dessert," you probably say "ice cream!" If, however, you've eaten your fill of sundaes, cones and milkshakes this summer, there are other (near) subzero confections available in...
  • Eating Our Words: Wine Time
    Philippe sommelier and wine director Vanessa Treviño Boyd is not one to name-drop. But even if she were, you really couldn't fault her for it. In conversation with her, once the ice is...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Brennan's encouraging its guests to wear hats? Yes, but not of the baseball variety. Instead, the refined restaurant is offering a special deal during every Saturday brunch in July: Wear a...
  • Eating Our Words: In the Trenches
    Please note: After speaking with the owners, it has become clear that Liberty Kitchen did not comp my first meal at the restaurant; they comped my dining companion's meal, which I...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    Jose Hernandez Triniti 2815 South Shepherd Drive 713-527-9090 This is part one of my chat with Chef Jose Hernandez of Triniti. Click to read parts two and three. I fell in love with Chef...
  • Eating Our Words: Wine Time
    In the wake of last week's post here at Wine Time ("What To Do When Fine Wine Service Is Really Bad?"), I wrote to some of the top sommeliers in Texas asking them how they would have handled...
  • Eating Our Words: Health Department Roundup
    Starting with an update from last week - no, Juan Mon's is not closed. In fact, the sandwich shop now has an "international bar." Which sounds like a backstreet den in Kiev where, if you...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    When he first moved to the United States from his home country of France in 1990, Philippe Schmit worked as a sous chef under famous chef Eric Ripert -- a fellow Frenchman -- in the New York...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    The challenge in choosing ten of the best restaurants to open in Houston each year is a daunting one: Many of the restaurants I think are "the best" have little to nothing to do with each...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    Take a trip through Philippe's elegantly-appointed dining room and busy kitchen for yourself. There's something wondrous about watching the cork slip softly from a 15-year-old bottle of...
  • Eating Our Words: Local Spotlight
    Chef Philippe Schmit calls himself "the French cowboy." It's a self-assigned nickname that can also apply to the overall aesthetic at his namesake restaurant, Philippe, which is the subject...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    Still haven't made Halloween plans? Head to RA Sushi in Highland Village or at CityCentre, where the restaurant will be hosting its annual Boo Bash this Monday, October 31, from 8 p.m. to 11...
  • Eating Our Words: 100 Favorite Dishes
    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    Houston Restaurant Week is better than Christmas -- there, I said it. Last year my husband and I went crazy trying new restaurants, finding many of our favorites through the Restaurant Week...
  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    Chef Philippe Schmit's Philippe has been getting serious buzz. Eating Our Words spoke with the chef himself as the opening days approached, and Katharine Shilcutt's first look proved that...
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    Yes, there was glitz and glamor at the Philippe Restaurant + Lounge grand opening fête this past Sunday evening. Even before I arrived, my friend texted me, "Carolyn Farb sighting + more....
  • Eating Our Words: Restaurant News
    Everything had been going swimmingly at Philippe (1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000) on Wednesday night when, after the last of our entree dishes had been cleared away, I sensed a subtle shift in...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    This week, as we spoke with Philippe Schmit of Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, opening January 25, the one word that kept appearing was "design." Aside from designing the menus, Schmit poured...
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    You might remember Philippe Schmit as the executive chef at the former Bistro Moderne at Hotel Derek. If you've been wondering where he's been since BM's closing in 2007, look no further....
  • Eating Our Words: Chef Chat
    Very soon, masses of curious and hungry Houstonians will get what they've been patiently waiting for. Next week, Philippe Schmit will unveil his debut restaurant, Philippe Restaurant +...

Best of Award Recipient

Loading...